Sustainable Energy, 2/e (SI Edition)(Paperback)

Richard A. Dunlap

  • 出版商: Cengage Learning
  • 出版日期: 2018-01-01
  • 售價: $1,480
  • 貴賓價: 9.8$1,450
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 720
  • ISBN: 1337551678
  • ISBN-13: 9781337551670

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●UPDATED DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS REFLECT THE LATEST INFORMATION AND DEVELOPMENTS. Students gain practice working with some of today’s most recent information from a variety of sources. Data tables and graphs support and clarify information and help students learn how to interpret graphical data.
●ADDITIONAL CHAPTER PROBLEMS OFFER MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR PRACTICE. The author has more than doubled the number of chapter problems for this edition to provide you with additional flexibility in homework assignment and classroom practice.
●MORE THAN 30 NEW EXAMPLES BRING PRINCIPLES TO LIFE. A variety of real and memorable environmental examples demonstrate the relevance and importance of concepts students are learning.
●NEW AND EXPANDED SECTIONS ADDRESS EMERGING NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN INTERNATIONAL SETTINGS. Students examine methanol production from CO2, fast breeder reactors, design of inertial confinement fusion reactors, transpired solar collectors, central receivers, and solar ponds. In addition, they analyze physical principles of ocean thermal energy, biogas, and commercial availability of battery electric vehicles and fuel-cell vehicles.


●LEARNING OBJECTIVES ESTABLISH CLEAR STUDENT GOALS FOR EACH CHAPTER. These and other pedagogical features ensure students are working at their best. In addition to key Learning Objectives, this book's Chapter Summaries wrap up what knowledge student should have gained from the chapter.
●WORKED-OUT EXAMPLES DEMONSTRATE HOW TO SOLVE QUANTITATIVE END-OF-CHAPTER PROBLEMS. Students learn how to complete quantitative problems that require more analysis than merely plugging in numbers.
●CONTENT FOLLOWS THE MOST RECENT ABET CRITERIA. This edition’s approach and content correspond with ABET guidelines and accreditation.
●THIS EDITION PRESENTS COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY. This book addresses present energy production methods as well as potentially viable alternative energy sources.
●ENERGY EXTRA BOXES PROVIDE ENGAGING INSIGHTS. In-depth feature boxes delve into specific aspects of energy and emphasize the complex nature of decisions. They highlight issues such as rare earth elements, natural versus anthropogenic climate change, thorium reactors, evacuated tube solar collectors, wind turbine safety, and thermoelectric generators.
●THE BOOK COMPARES ENERGIES BY USING THE "CURVE" CRITERIA. Students learn to evaluate energy using "CURVE" -- is it clean, unlimited, renewable, versatile, and economical?
●CONTENT STUDIES THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS AND ANALYSIS OF RISK FOR ALL ENERGY PRODUCTION METHODS. Examining these key conditions of energy production is primary analyzing all types of energies covered.
●MATERIAL EMPHASIZES INTERDISCIPLINARY ANALYSIS. Students learn from other disciplines and learn how energy decisions relate to a variety of factors.


Richard A. Dunlap is a research professor in the Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University. He received a B.S. in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1974), an A.M. in Physics from Dartmouth College (1976) and a Ph.D. in Physics from Clark University (1981). Since 1981 he has been on the faculty at Dalhousie University. From 2001 to 2006 he was Killam Research Professor of Physics and from 2009 to 2015 he was Director of the Dalhousie University Institute for Research in Materials. Professor Dunlap is author of three previous textbooks: EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS: MODERN METHODS (Oxford 1988), THE GOLDEN RATIO AND FIBONACCI NUMBERS (World Scientific 1997), and AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PHYSICS OF NUCLEI AND PARTICLES (Brooks/Cole 2004). Over the years his research interests have included critical phenomena, magnetic materials, amorphous materials, quasicrystals, hydrogen storage, superconductivity, and materials for advanced rechargeable batteries. He has published more than 300 refereed research papers. 


1. Energy Basics.
2. Past, Present, and Future World Energy Use.
3. Fossil Fuel Resources and Use.
4. Environmental Consequences of Fossil Fuel Use.
5. Some Basic Nuclear Physics.
6. Energy from Nuclear Fission.
7. Energy from Nuclear Fusion.
8. Direct Use of Solar Energy.
9. Electricity from Solar Energy.
10. Wind Energy.
11. Hydroelectric Energy.
12. Wave Energy.
13. Tidal Energy.
14. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion and Ocean Salinity Gradient Energy.
15. Geothermal Energy.
16. Biomass Energy.
17. Energy Conservation.
18. Energy Storage.
19. Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).
20. Hydrogen.
21. Future Prospects and Research and Design Projects.
Appendix A: Powers of Ten.
Appendix B: Physical Constants.
Appendix C: Miscellaneous Conversion Factors.
Appendix D: Energy Content of Fuels.
Appendix E: The Elements.
Appendix F: Table of Acronyms.